Chris Urquhart

Chris Urquhart

Writer-in-residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House in March and April 2019

Chris Urquhart is the author of Dirty Kids: Chasing Freedom with America’s Nomads, which was published by Greystone Books in September 2017. This book follows the lives of young North American nomads and runaways over a three-year period, and features photographs by Kitra Cahana (National Geographic) and a forward by Micah White (co-founder of Occupy Wall Street).

Urquhart’s writing has appeared in VICE, Adbusters, COLORS Magazine, Broken Pencil, Maisonneuve, The Santiago Times, and Russian Esquire, among other publications. Urquhart is a two-time Canada Council grant recipient, a former SSHRC fellow, and Ontario Graduate Scholar. She holds a BA from McGill University in anthropology and world religions, an MFA from the University of British Columbia in Creative Writing and a Master of Teaching from Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto.

In March and April 2019, Urquhart’s work while in residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House focuses on queer positionality, experimental ethnography, and writing about early childhood sexual abuse.

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